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health care rollout we are seeing a growing chorus of voices on the left saying the problems with obama care are all the fault of republicans. welcome to "the kelly file." i'm megyn kelly. we have had a week of huge headlines on the health care roll out. dramatic hearings on the still not working website. a string of material broke withen promises from the president himself. as millions of americans find themselves kiiked off of the health care b plans they very much liked which he promised repeatedly they could keep. last night, a dramatic document leak revealing the numbers the administration did not want to share. just six sign-ups on day one of obama care. we have new details on that tonight. with a growing number of democratic lawmakers now starting to worry b about their political futures we brought you the poll that showed the president's numbers falling. we begin the broadcast with a story at politico getting attention suggesting all the problems are the product of gop sabotage. here is a little of democrats giving voice to the idea this week. >> this continuous effort on the pa
there are republican governors not participating in the exchanges. in the larger picture here, if the republicans continue to cast doubt on obama care, make it look like a disaster in all areas and all its manifestations, it means the young people they need to get to enroll in the program don't want anything to do with the disaster an it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. so there is logic to having hearings and complaining about the thing, regardless of what they are complaining about and they were pretty much throwing the whole kitchen sink in there. >> dana, that logic works out in the short term, the republican party gets to score some political points and cast seeds of doubt. but in the long term, isn't the big -- the real problem for the republican party because they don't -- where's there alternative? does the republican party have an alternative for what comes after they say they repeal the affordable care act, obama care? will they grow to rule the day they did it that people realize all of the protections they have now as a result of obama care are stripped away? >> well, that's the bi
hope the republicans don't give up on obama care. i hope they keep making fools of themselves. on the other hand, are democrats prepared to focus on health care between now and the midterms and not let this go? i mean, i think this is a turning point. people get quality. americans get fairness. americans get quality. americans get a lower rate. and that is what is happening with obama care. >> well, it's estimated that about 60% of the people that sign up for obama care may be partly medicaid as well as a private plan. 60% will pay $100 or less, and if you're talking about the 18-year-old to 34-year-old, it's estimated that about 50% of them will pay $50 or less. >> how do you -- >> there are some good buys. >> how do you think this will effect campaigns in 2014? >> i think it's going to matter how the website gets fixed and how it goes after january 1st. and so all of us are really encouraging, trying to be helpful in figuring out how to make this work. you know, and that's what we really need from the republicans. >> what's the buzz within the caucus about the way the media
security, americans find on balance their helped by obama care, they will like it and republicans will immediately stop calling it obama care. >> a lot of people will, hopefully, fix their glitches. the more people that sign up, many of those people will be republicans. they will be part of, you know, the country that needs the help. it's going to be very difficult if people who couldn't get coverage are getting it and people with pre-existing conditions are getting it. it's going to be hard to take it away. >> this is troubling, steve. president obama was already having a bad year. it was a rough second term. you know about that. he was having a rough second term. this is one of the things that always makes you angry, you and all of us at the table angry, self-inflicted wounds. when we do something stupid, which i do every morning, i know. self-inflicted. i get paid for it. >> i don't agree with this one but go on. >> it was a self-inflicted wound. they knew it was coming and weren't compared. as brian brought up, their response to the crisis has been equally bad like george bush
to obama care? republicans in congress are all about numbers these days. gop members have released new documents showing just six people successfully enrolled on the first day of the new health care exchange. now, six the first day, just 248 more by day two and according to an aide for these republican committee members, a laundry list of issues kept people from getting on the site and getting the job done. >> we're working every day to make improvements to this wholly unsatisfactory website. i want to make clear nobody is more unsatisfied with the way that website has performed since the launch than the president of the united states. but we're working every day to improve it. >> so there is new evidence of a growing group within the president's own party that they are revolting against the problems plaguing the health care rollout. "the new york times" reporting there's worry about the impact against democratic candidates in next year's elections. >> democrat senators that are running for re-election want to delay because they don't want to face the people that are being affected
can't solve a problem until we realize the full extent of the problem. >> reporter: many republicans and democrats are pushing president obama to delay parts of the plan. the president is taking heat for this promise. >> if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it. >> reporter: but cbs news has confirmed insurers are telling more than 2 million americans they will lose coverage because it does not meet new government requirements. those people have to sign up for a new plan through the health care exchange. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> tomorrow they will grill kathleen cep bell yays. many are calling for her to resign in the wake of the troubled health care web site. >>> the white house is said to be looking at whether this country should end a program that allows the nsa to spy on foreign leaders. senator diane feinstein says she was flabbergasted such spying could take place. she is calling for a total review of all such activity. >>> there are more problems for the contractor that operates speed cameras in baltimore county. the county claims xerox
of your republican colleagues such as senators graham and mccain are threatening to hold up obama administration nominations such as janet yellin, nominee to be fed chair, until they are able to get more information on benghazi, hear specifically directly from survivors. why not let survivors testify? >> well, look, benghazi has had the most exhaustive set of documents, hearings. in our own committee, we held several hearings on benghazi both in a classified setting so every question could be asked without the concern of certain intelligence information getting out, in a public setting. we had it with former secretary clinton. we've had questions raised with secretary kerry. at some point, it becomes a question of do you want to hold on to the issue or do you want to get to the truth. the truth is, i think what has been shared with the committee both publicly and privately and in other forums, and i'm not sure what continues to be the goal of some of our colleagues in this regard. >> do you -- i covered that story a lot when it broke and i was a white house correspondent. one of t
president obama said earlier today when he was trying to link ken cuccinelli to all republicans for the shut down. >> you've seen an e treem faction of the republican party that has been shown again and again and again that they're willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to absolute halt if they don't get a hundred percent of what they want. now this snts just speculation. we just saw it last month. here, in virginia, you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. >> now, what's interesting about president obama's remarks, is that he didn't mention obama care at all. now, on the other side of the aisle, republicans have been trying to hammer all democrats over obama care and ken cuccinelli has been campaigning with a number of high-profile americans and talking about that. and ken cuccinelli says if you like obama care, you should vote now. democrats say that they've been leading in the polls and terry mcauliffe has led every single pole in this case since july. they think that their side works and they plan on circulating some o
no one moves to one side or the other. president obama has his people and the republicans have their people and they are not goings t-- going to move or favor eithr side no matter what. >> for 30 years this country has become more polarized. bhawobama came in promising to e the country. remember in 2004 he said this is no blo blue america and be no rd america. st>>tthe republicans have been n objectono stinate. bringing up that speech where he was so optimistic. roronald reagan was one of the most optimistic president's in resent memory. and when it came to america he liked to say this. >> we can say to the world and pledge to our children, america's best days lie ahead. and you ain't seen nothing yet. >> jim do you see that kind of spirit of optimism anywhere in barack obama these days? >> i think there is some of it. i think to understand, one has to understand these key community organizing years on the southside of chicago before he went to harvard law school. the chicago years were critical. they answered the two big questions in life. what was his self identity as a black
as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law go beyond woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: republicans point to these comments made by the president as he attempted to explain the complicated reform plan. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: but for 14 million americans who buy private health insurance, that may not be the case. julie prince got a letter from her insurance company, informing her that her private plan is gone. >> what concerns me the most is that i'm not going to be able to afford anything. >> reporter: julie's plan and many others no longer exist because under the new health care law, insurance companies are now required to provide hospital coverage, maternity, mental health or prescription drugs. so, americans who didn't have this basic coverage, must now buy a new plan. later today, president obama promotes obama care in massachusetts, where he'll talk about that state's experience, implementing a new health care law, and the lessons
to the families of servicemen and women. the republican national committee now calls mr. obama the bystander president. an oklahoma senator says one result of that is no one's held responsible for failures like the botched launch of the obama care website. >> what one individual was responsible for putting this together or saying time-out, we're not ready? >> reporter: historians say sometimes presidents are kept out of the loop for their own protection. take ronald reagan and the iran contra scandal. >> there are some things they probably need deniability on, for example, the government does spy on other nations. >> reporter: at the same time hesz says chancellor merkel may be the least of mr. obama's problems. >> clearly the question of what now we call obama care, that's a loop he had better be in because that is the legacy of his whole administration. >> reporter: steven hess deciding whatnot to tell the president is a judgment call, and some details seem unimportant until they explode. >> wendell goler in the briefing room. thank you. do you think the president is out of the loop being
up. nobody is interested in current obama care offering. >> republican senator tim scott joins us. good evening, sir. >> thank you, greta. good to be back with you. >> what do you make of the fact that this -- obama care is dependent on the young and the healthy, buying in droves to support older and the sick. is that happening or is it going to happen? >> i think that's unrealistic expectation for obama care. think about it this way. young adults have unemployment rate near 17%. they graduate from college, cannot find a job, they have student loans that are due. they would like to buy a house one day and now they are being told that they have to buy a policy they don't really want. it's not going to happen. in south carolina alone, student graduates from clemson university, 26, 27 years old. he is looking at a 64% increase in his rates. a young lady graduates from the gamecocks. she is looking at 20% to 30% increase in the rates from just last year. so now they are buying policies that they do not want. i'm not sure how you tell a young person who believes already that they are i
, it is 3-3 and they have retired judges comment. the republicans are concerned if obama gets an appointment that will tilt the court and that court also is a spear to the u.s. supreme court. chief justice roberts was on that court so that is another reason that judicial appointee to that court, they are very sensitive. >> are we getting closer to the day will -- where they will blow up the filibuster in change the rules? >> it it would -- it would only be on administrative. one thing straight about mel watt. this would be the first time in 160 years that a member of congress had been denied confirmation by theene. outrageous. at the same time that fannie mae is taking on the nine biggest banks for having interest rates [inaudible] mel watt is the person to do it. >> senator lindsey graham was talking about blocking other nomination including yellin's. --[inaudible] section where they'll. >> you have senator graham hall talking about holding up the yellin nomination. this is a bargaining chip the minority can use. >> when will public discussed get to the point where they change the rules? >>
obama care mantra is politics at its worst. quote, so to those republicans protesting obama care, you're right there are appalling problems with the website, but they will be fixed. misled vote when he said that everyone could keep their insurance plan because that's now manifestly not true, although they will be able to get new and better plans, sometimes for less money, but how about showing empathy also for a far larger and more desperate group, the nearly 50 million americans without insurance who will play health care roulette, russian roulette, as a result? families usa, a health care advocacy group that supports obama care, estimated last year that an american dies every 20 minutes for lack of insurance." joy reid is an msnbc contributor and managing editor at "the grio" and aneesh chopra was a health care policy adviser for president obama when he served as the white house chief technology officer. let me ask you, joy, what is missing in mainstream journalism that all it can do is involve itself with the screw-ups of the rollout? now, that's news. there's no doubt it's front-p
for the first time in 5 years, it dropped to 680 billion dollars, both the obama administration and republicans are citing their own cost cutting efforts for the dip in the deficit but economists point to several reasons including a growing economy and higher taxes on wealthy americans. >>> millions of people who use food stamps will see a cut in benefits tomorrow, the agriculture department says the payment for a family of 4 will shrink by 36 dollars a month, that is because a temporary boost from the stimulus bill is expiring. more than 47 million americans receive food stamps. >> time is 5:17, the fda says almost 7% of imported spices were contaminated with salmonella, the fda says more than 80 different types of salmonella were found during a three year period. it also says imported spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated. >> 5:17 is the time, we have sal back this morning. >> welcome back. >> thank you, dave, pam, you know it is good to be back here on my very long thursday and friday week of work but we will get through somehow. the traffic is moving along
, the same thing with the website. you try it out on a couple of states. republicans are saying obama care is bad. he wanted to show obama care is good. that's the problem. >> you're a political psychologist. might it not be better that the president fires somebody for this because at least it would send a message to the american people that i got your back. i got this under control. i'm going to demand that something be done. >> yes. >> why doesn't he fire someone? >> i don't think it's in his nature. i don't think he likes to do it and he hasn't done it very much. in a case like this sure it would be a good, symbolic gesture and useful to say look we screwed up, we put up the website too early and what we're going to do is back up and try it in a couple of states and get the glitches out. don't worry, the glitches will be out and 30 million people will end up getting covered. >> in other words he should ignore politics and do what makes it work. >> i think that's exactly right. the president didn't write the code for this thing. it's not like he's sitting there, hmm, let me figure out wh
blood in the water here when it comes to obama care but it doesn't seem as if the rnc republicans have ever really taken the foot off the gas about obama care. so isn't this just more to be expected? >> well, sure. the glitches show the administration has clearly made mistakes with the rollout of this health care portal but they don't have a loyal opposition to work with. in a two-party adversarial system, the opposition party has a role to play in providing oversight, but congressional republicans are more interested in scoring cheap political points and attempting to sabotage the law rather than providing accountability. you know, we've had three years of oversight hearings on obama care, but they have been focused on irs conspiracy theories, on birth control. they have done almost nothing to ask questions on how to improve the rollout of this health care portal, and if they had asked questions about the portal and improving it in the last three years rather than starting today, maybe we'd be in a better place. >> i think congressman ryan's question that we led our segment with facil
with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit their families then to move ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border patrol with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant bre
yesterday that republicans can run against obama care again, come this midterm election. that will be part of the kind of narrative. is 17 completely impossible for democrats to do? or are there some ways to target. is it possible the democrats can re-take the house? >> sure, the democrats can do that. and the question is if the republicans continue to say no to everything. that becomes a problem for them. right now they're seen as saying no to obama care, not offering another option. they're seen saying no, we're going to shut down the government. they're constantly saying no, offering no vision at all. and democrats come forward with a vision in district after district. things can change. but the challenge is there's got to be a strong, positive message from the democrats. these problems we're seeing with the initial rollout of the affordable care act have to be pushed aside, but as we were talking about before, too, the democrats have president obama, vice president biden, hillary clinton, bill clinton, leaders who people respond to. and right now the republicans, they're in this battle
tougher map. there are 17 districts that obama won, where the republicans have house members. 17 is what they need to flip it. obviously, if they can win all these seats, they would be able to take back the house. but that said, they have to win all the democratic seats, all the leeb democratic seats, all the toss-ups, and then the lean republican seats. it's a very, very difficult map. >> let me ask that. i actually think, as much as it would be fun to take the house, right, just to sort of see what it would look like to governor, i am interested, katon, in the possibility that the more important thing for democracy might be less about whether or not democrats take those 17, than whether or not there is an organized set of business interests that can push reasonable republicans, rather than tea party republicans, into those spaces. has redistricting created a situation where chamber of commerce and others simply can't even get centrist republicans, centrist conservative republicans? >> let me unpack it first. we won governors offices in states. and that's how you redistrict. governors o
on a 2013 nissan altima. ♪ >>> a stunning move by senate republicans today. blocking two of president obama's key nominees. one is patricia millint, a judge up for the spot on the d.c. circuit court who served both under both democratic and republican presidents. the other is congressman mel watt. the president's pick to lead a federal housing agency. he's a respected member of congress who has the support from the business community. but to republicans, blocking these two appointments are just another way to try to hurt president obama. we've seen it again and again on issue after issue. with this republican party, they have such antipathy for this president and his agenda, they root for his failure. even if it's bad for the country. they'll do everything. even mistake the facts. here's what gop leaders said this week about government spending. >> this debt, it weighs on our economy today. we're not doing much about it. >> our country is on an unsustainable fiscal course. >> we have had record deficits. >> record deficits for the past five years? the senator conveniently left out some majo
republicans, the beginning of the fall, president obama, democrats, getting clobbered by health care. the last several weeks. how do you see this playing out? >> these are the two maybe biggest lines that each side has. the obama rollout plan, where how competent is big government is there overreach here? on the other hand, democrats running an anti-incumbent campaign. the republicans are so dangerous when they get power we need to disempower them. i use the jon stewart test, because more americans are watching comedic shows, when things are a punch line there and resonate with people outside the beltway, that's when the issues might resonate. >> two key numbers. i want to broaden out the conversation. number one congressional approval right now down to 12%. 85% disapprove of congress. when you look at the 2014 elections, generic ballot, democrats versus republicans, democrats have an eight-point lead. but that doesn't tell the whole story. >> yeah, there are a couple of issues with these numbers. number one, these numbers were right after the shutdown. there's been another poll, a poll democr
by the president. >> all right. so republicans continue to hammer the disastrous rollout of obama care. and they're targeting young voters now. i thought this was ironic. they're running ads during the daily show. watch this. >> obama care, what are you doing there? >> down from maintenance? i don't understand. 24/7, customers depend on it. >> all right. so salvador, it's not your typical pairing. the republican national committee, the rnc and jon stewart and the "daily show." what the do you make of it? why are they advertising there? >> i'm glad they're finally advertising for it. republicans are finally getting that you cannot win an election without the youth vote. we account for over the quarter of the electorate. without him, without our vote, he would not be in office. and the republicans are finally realizing if they want to win a major presidential election again, they have to get the young voters on their side and i think it's a great way to reach out on "the daily show." he has a ton of young viewers and using these new ads like appearing with the former apple ads. i think it's a grea
laughed at out of the room. >> on sunday, president obama campaign in virginia for democratic candidate terry mcauliffe ahead of tuesday's gubernatorial election. he is squaring off against republican convention alley, virginia's attorney general. obama seized on the anti-to the recent government shutdown in his remarks. >> you have seen some extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. [boos] this isn't just speculation, we saw it last month. here in virginia you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. and there are a lot of states that felt more of the pain then folks right here in virginia. -- and there aren't a lot of states that felt more of the pain then folks right here virginia. city, dayyork laborers and their allies gathered sunday to call for immigration reform and to highlight the role of immigrant workers in the recovery effort after superstorm sandy, just ove
. >> this week republicans smelled blood in president obama's claim no americans would be kicked off their existing plans. >> let me repeat this. nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have. >> and yet as nbc reports a detailed look at the legislation shows that the administration knew that more than 40 to 67% of those in the individual market, or some percentage of 14 million americans, would not be able to keep their existing plans. never mind the fact the new plans will offer more comprehensive coverage and sometimes at a lower price tag, this is clearly the next front in a war on the nation's health care law. >> we know this morning is the president knew that these letters were coming. in the president knew these letters were coming and still indicated that you could keep your health care plan if you liked it, now, that raises some serious questions about the sales job of obama care. >> no one is more keenly aware of the complicated sales job of obama care than, well, president obama. in an interview with fusion last night, the president tried to highlight the big pi
much money to qualify for medicaid. that's why obama care includes federal dollars for every state to expand medicaid to help those working families. to me there is nothing more ghoulish than republican governors rejecting that money and denying their own citizens life-saving health insurance just for political points. that's my happy halloween to you, newt. >> i know this is a very difficult concept for our friends on the left to understand, but a lot of governors actually believe that being bankrupt would be bad. they believe that spending a lot of money we don't have is not good. so actually, in a lot of cases they're making a principled decision, one, to not spend money they don't have, but two, to avoid federal regulation washington controls. it's quite clearly a philosophical difference. tonight we're very fortunate. in the crossfire we have two former governors, bill richardson and bob urlich, both tremendous governors and very smart guys. i'm glad they're here. let me start with you, bill. i mean, you've been at this a long time. doesn't it bother you that yesterday in bost
-3 and they have retired judges command. the republicans are concerned that if obama gets an appointment that is going to tilt the court. that court also is a feeder to the u.s. supreme court. chief justice roberts was on that court. that is another reason that judicial appointment to that court, they are very sensitive. toare we not getting closer the day when they will blow up the filibuster? wrecks on appointments if they do not cut a deal. it would not be on show -- on judicial. >> let's get one thing straight about mel watt. this would be the first time in 160 years that a member of congress has been denied confirmation by the senate. outrageous. at the same time that fannie mae is taking on the nine biggest raised interest mel watt is the person to do it. quick senator lindsey graham is talking about locking other nominations including yellin's if he does not get more emphasis on benghazi. infor him it is a gimme south carolina. it is a sad reflection of where we are. >> you have senator rand paul who is talking about holding up the yellin nomination because he wants an audit of th
republican leadership is put on obama care even though gop voted against the law. that includes john beras that says all should sign up. >> they don't want their own staff to live under it? i think that's wrong. >> 92% say members of congress and their staff should live under the laws passed for the american people. 6% say there are times lawmakers should be given special rules or exceptions. ron paul is pushing for constitutional amendment. >> if we've got to have it, everybody should have it. congress shouldn't exempt themselves from any law. >> with some room of interpretation of this guidance, david bidder has proposed the bill to make it public which are allowed to stay on the federal plan and those designated for obama care. >> thanks for that. >>> stocks were down again today. dow lost 73. the s&p 500 dropped 7, nasdaq off 12. any opportunity to change the subject is welcomed for the president these days. today he talked to business leaders about the economy. there's not much to celebrate on that front either. white house correspondent win dell goaler has that story. >> the all hand
. 47% of americans like obama care or wanted stronger. only a 35 wanted to go to the republican plan which is go back to the status quo before obama care. so i think the president is winning the argument in the long term here. >> it seems like the critics are getting most of the attention and some of the same critics are threatening to throw up these roadblocks for the president's nominations this week. we're hearing everything from, you know, threatening to hold up the nominations unless the white house reveals more about benghazi. is this extortion or the way washington works, maet. >> this is the way that this is a polarized political moment. i think that the republicans feel a little oxygen in their lungs after all the problems surrounding the shutdown and the fact that obama has the lowest approval ratings. it has given them a new vim and vigor to fight. this fight over obama care is big. the problem for second term presidents, we saw this with the president i worked for, the problem for those presidents is that as their poll numbers go down, it is harsh for them to have polit
republican nominee for president mitt romney was critical of president obama's handling of the law. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from and that is he told people they could keep their insurance and that wasn't the truth. whether you like the model of obama care or not the fact the president sold it under a model is not true the. the only way he can rebuild credibility is work with republicans and democrats and rebuild a foundation. we got to have a president that can lead. right now he's not able to do so. >> as for the website government officials say will go off line temporarily on a daily basis to fix its ongoing issues. >> robert gibbses i want to go back to something that was said before in the "the washington post." it's stunning that you have the biggest start up ever run by somebody that had never run a start up before or had business experience before. i mean, looking back, people are scratching their heads for years how did they make these mistakes. how did mistakes like this happen inside the west wing? >> i think that's a f
defended and repeated the obama care lie? that is very effective tagging. and will help the republicans in 2014. >> it's a strong statement to say the president of the united states is a liar. i hope you all can feel comfortable saying that. >> i can. he's a liar. >> i wouldn't say that to any president. >> the scandal shows what the media will do to get their guy in. they kept this cat in the bag. now that the cat's out of the bag, it doesn't matter. >> and you wish you would have bought a dog. >> exactly. because dogs are much nicer. >> up next, "the new york times" says president obama simply misspoke on obama care. greg will get "the new york times" straight on that later. tomorrow is election day. it's monday. i've got a case of the mondays. we'll look at key races including new jersey where chris christie is expected to win big. can republicans learn something from the governor's campaign? we'll debate it. so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... y
means you put millions of americans' personal financial information at risk to hackers. >> republicans also complained insurance companies are canceling the policies of millions because the plans don't meet the standards of the affordable care act. president obama addressed that in his speech in boston. >> if the insurers decided to downgrade or cannes cancel the plans, under the law they have to replace it with affordable coverage. >> now, secretary sebelius said she did not know contractors wanted a delay in that october 1st launch, but earlier here on capitol hill, contractors testified that they informed cms, the so-called quarterback of the website that is under the department of health and human services, that the website was not ready. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, extending the stimulus and big profits for facebook. wendy gillette is in the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the fed acknowledged they will buy $85 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low and encourage bo
years but it hasn't worked. now republicans have a real sort of talking point around obama care now. >> let me bring you back in as far as the insurance industry. you have -- there are reports that insurance executives are heading to the white house and having discussions they do not want to see in extension that's being pushed by a few democrats. they believe that would be detrimental, we don't need another insurance here. some looking at wall street and how they are faring, they are doing pretty good. you've always been concerned about the insurance executives and their influence here. what concerns you at this point? >> well, they are inordinately influ enshal. that's why the statement if you like your insurance you can keep it was so ill advised because it doesn't take into consideration how powerful these people are in washington and how much control they have over the health care system. it's important they go to the white house again. a delay into -- of some of the elements of the affordable care act would not be a good thing. i think they can work -- they have a great insen
than admit to their fear obama appointee might shift the balance away from them, republicans have cooked up a sketchy, mostly absurd argument that filling an empty seat amounts to court packing. because you know, the second most important court in the land is not busy. why do they need all those judges anyway. >> presently there's enough judges to go around. there's plenty of reasons not to fill any more seats on this court. >> he's trying to pack the court in order to affect the outcomes. if you're going to try to jam three additional judges on the court that are not needed, second most important court in the nation to change the outcome of decisions and rubber stamp the administration's expansive policies, i don't know what else you'd call it other than court packing. >> that is correct. nominations for empty court seats are tantamount to jamming the judicial branch. not only does this republican obstruction create havoc, it has the added bonus of undermining constitutional authority of the president of the united states. in reality, if anyone is court packing, it's actually sen
on wednesday. the thing that held the republican back in the obama era. the tea party that appears to have republicans headed for defeat. the party was taken over by the conservative wing on the swing state. the president on sunday have painted the general cuccinelli as an extremist and do their best to link him to the tea party in washington. you have seen an extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. >> it was ken couch nell whoa brought ted to richmond two weeks ago. can you imagine if they ran the virginia government? >> cuccinelli joined on saturday, but wisconsin governor scott walker is trying to turn it into a referendum and trying to make it a referendum on the president himself. >> i am glad to have it here today too. on tuesday virginia can send a message to washington, d.c. and the rest of america and tell them no more denial of freedom for patients and doctors. >> careful what you
republicans aren't talking about obama care rollout in the debacle they are losing. it's interesting to me they would decide to pick this fight right at this particular point in time. there's a number of reasons why they are doing this. the first is you've got a lot of republicans up in cycle. when you're talking about lindsey graham talking about blocking janet yellin. that is clearly in-state politics they are doing. i think it's nuts for them to create, give democrats the opportunity to soapbox on an issue when all the republicans right now from a political perspective should be talking about is obama care. >> it's really almost a bridge too far. the idea that the president by filling the seats as he is supposed to do as president of the united states is somehow obstructing justice, manipulating executive power. i do think it's a bridge too far for the american public. >> there's two issues. one is judicial nominees. you're right to know there are open seats. it's not court packing but fighting replacements. then executive nominees. harry reid and democratic leadership focused attention
know obama care is a democrat policy. and no republican voted for. it if the president can't do the easiest part of obama care, what does that say to the american people about the price? and delivery of the care? that has ylt to befall the american people. it is sdraftous as the roll out. >> some say it is the tip of the iceberg. most of it is beneath water. axelrod said most will not lose their coveraging. watch for a change in talking points. thank you both. >> thank you guys. bill, i am still trying to log on. >> how is it going? >> still can't get in can't get in this new jersey. >> ohio, system is down. >> sending an error message. >> we have 19 minutes left in the show. >> we can make it happen. >> as you know, the web site is glitchy. we'll talk to a tech expert about whether your private information is safe once you log on. >> the man convicted of killing michael jackson is a free man and given a midnight release. >> we the jury in the above enteelthsed action find the defendant conrad robert murray guilty of the crimes of involuntary manslaughter. huh...
or expand obama care. >> yeah. and imagine what the numbers would be like if the republicans actually had a viable alternative to the law that they're trying to kill. one. and two, wouldn't it be nice if the republican party rather than trying to kill settled law worked with the administration and democrats in the house and senate to make the law better. no one's saying that the law is perfect. but certainly it -- you know, the way government is supposed to work is that the opposition looks for a problem and tries to say here's our plan to make it better. and here's why you should focus on what we're doing. that's not what the republicans are doing at all in this case. >> no. i think that's telling. when you look at the republican plan, the only one we saw was romney care, massachusetts. that's right. that's where obama care emanated a lot of its ideas. so they can't quote that. going to have to leave it there. thank you for your time this evening. >> thanks a lot. >>> coming up, the billionaires right wingers bank rolling these creepy ads have a new plan to attack democrats today. >>> an
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